Sooyoung voicing her sadness about only getting to sing eight words◊ in "I Got A Boy". "Give me some parts.. I’ll sing well.. I only got 8 words to sing in this song.. I get my hair/makeup done at 5 in the morning just to sing 8 words." Especially sad when you realize that she's probably their best Japanese speaker, yet barely gets to sing at all in their Japanese releases. For example - she sings one word ("Doushite") in "You-Aholic".
A lot of fans were annoyed that the "dance line" was barely used in their first Japanese album, but that seems to have been fixed for their second one.
Hearing that certain members - Jessica, Sooyoung and Sunny became very ill during one tour, and Sunny ended up having to go to the hospital to be injected with an IV drip.
Taeyeon's depression problems. She once joined an SM depression club along with Yoona, and the other girls can't get her to open up to them since Taeyeon doesn't want to bother them.
Taeyeon herself is characterized as someone who doesn't want to rely on others, and she acts as the mom-slash-protector of the group note
See Horror Movie Factory, when they visit a supposedly haunted site - after all, she's the one who [perhaps] doesn't believe in ghosts and other supernatural phenomena
Sunny: I wish Taeyeon would stop [getting wrapped up in her] depression. I’d like it if you would stop listening to sad music and putting yourself in a corner when you already don’t feel good. When you’re feeling down, come to me.
Yoona may seem like a very carefree and laid-back person, but she has her problems too, just like how her mother left her when she was a baby, being a member of the SM depression club, and being the "face" of the group which is both a blessing and a curse to her since this is one of the reasons why she has anti-fans.
Excerpts of their wishes on the TV show "Beatles Code".
Hyoyeon: I don't want anything fancy, I'd just like a vacation. But a vacation which I'm told about beforehand so that I could at least buy my plane tickets cheaper. I would love to go on a family vacation. That's really all I ask for.
Yuri: I would like to live an organized life. As of now, my lifestyle is very hectic. I want to be able to plan my weekends and have fun.
Jessica: I want to be more free in terms of both mental and lifestyle. I want to find true happiness and would like to go on a vacation.
Tiffany: I want SNSD to acheive even more success. It feels like we finished our tour only a few days ago but we were in the midst of working on our 3rd album, it felt like time went by way too fast. Sometimes I think to myself "What did I just do?" or "What am I doing right now?" And in order to acheive bigger success I think we need a little break. That kind of upsets me. If happiness is 100 points I only feel 10 because we're so tired. Of course I'm beyond thankful, but because of fatigue I say "But I'm so tired" and feel like I'm not properly being thankful.
The girls' (and probably other SM artists, if not all K-Pop artists in general) schedule is always full, and judging from fan accounts, the members say that they only get about 1-2 hours of sleep every night because of their hectic schedules. Some of their fans (and anti-fans), however, insist that this is fair treatment since SNSD gets paid with a large sum of money - these statements erases the fine line between so-called "fans" and anti-fans.
Seems like a case of déjà vu? A similar case happened with their label-mates TVXQ. Some of TVXQ's members got tired with SM's supposed maltreatment... and the rest is history.